We've been paying close attention to the war in Lebanon, a horrible situation taking Israeli and Lebanese lives, and giving terror groups like Hezbollah hope.

Back here at home, no war. But news flash: People are getting killed.

Nationwide at least 193 people have died since the heat wave settled in during July.

So far more people have died in America from the heat wave than have died in northern Israel from Katyusha rockets.

Of course, the Israelis are in bomb shelters protecting themselves from Hezbollah, which is trying to kill them with Iranian rockets.

Here, it's just people going about their normal lives and being felled by the heat.

A fairly young, healthy man dropped dead on a hike in Utah from heat exhaustion.

The two situations — a war and a heat wave — have no bearing on each other. There is no equivalency. But while we're watching a faraway war so closely, we should also keep an eye on what's happening here in our peace and tranquility.

A simple thing like summer can suddenly turn deadly.

So what?

Simple.

Stay out of the heat. Stay out of war zones.

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